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Tandoori Style Whole Chicken

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Would you like to taste the best ever Tandoori Style Chicken? Stock up on bags full of Chicken as you will want to make this Tandoori Style Chicken a lot. There is not a single month when I don't serve this yummy Main Dish! Try your hand at this Indian recipe of Tandoori Style Chicken, which makes you keep asking for more. Whether you are an amateur cook or a professional chef, I recommend the Tandoori Style Chicken for the sheer joy of cooking it.
  Whole chicken 1 , skin removed
  Low fat plain yogurt 1 Can (10 oz)
  Onion 1⁄2 Small, chopped
  Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  Lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Minced peeled fresh ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1 Pinch

Preheat oven to 450°F.
Remove giblets and neck from chicken; refrigerate for use another day.
Rinse chicken with cold running water and drain well; pat dry with paper towels.
In blender at high speed, blend all ingredients except chicken until smooth.
With breast side up, lift wings up toward neck, then fold wing tips under back of chicken so wings stay in place.
With string, tie legs together.
In large bowl, coat chicken inside and outside with yogurt mixture.
Place chicken, breast side up, on rack in small roasting pan (about 14" by 10").
Brush chicken with half of yogurt mixture remaining in bowl; reserve any remaining mixture.
Roast chicken 30 minutes; brush with remaining yogurt mixture.
Roast chicken about 30 minutes longer or until temperature on meat thermometer reaches 175° to 180°F. and juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pierced with tip of knife.
Place chicken on warm platter; let stand 10 minutes to allow juices to set for easier carving.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3524 Calories from Fat 2110

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 234 g360.3%

Saturated Fat 68 g339.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1141.9 mg380.6%

Sodium 2732.9 mg113.9%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.8%

Dietary Fiber 9.8 g39.3%

Sugars 25 g

Protein 298 g596%

Vitamin A 210.9% Vitamin C 89.4%

Calcium 80.1% Iron 110.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Tandoori Style Whole Chicken Recipe